Making the decision to go from dentist to actress and model was tough, but this girl always kept her confidence high. After which he also got a chance to work with veteran actors like Anupam Kher in the Hindi film ‘Ranchi Diaries’. In an exclusive conversation with Navbharat Times, Soundarya Sharma not only talked about her journey but also gave a special message for women. (Photos courtesy – Instagram @iamsoundaryasharma)
How do you see Women’s Day?
Women’s Day should be celebrated every day. I think this day is dedicated not only to women but also to men who support their sisters, mothers and partners in their homes. Those who have encouraged them and helped them move forward. This day is most special for those girls who have lived their own journey.
How much does strong will and family support matter in switching from one profession to another?
First of all, the support of the family is very important. Second, if I can’t raise my voice for myself, how can I expect anything from others. I was very good in studies and it is also very important to complete it. My studies have a big hand behind my strong personality even in Bigg Boss house. I don’t have any god father, what I have done I have achieved on my own.
After the girls become successful, it is said that someone is behind them. How much do you agree with this?
Kangana Ranaut and Deepika Padukone are great examples of making things on their own. Many actors have done this in the past as well. Just StarKids easily get the platform, for which we have to work very hard. When I too came to Mumbai, I had to work very hard. While trying for years, the slippers got worn, then this day has come. However, everyone has to work hard. The success rate in this industry is only one percent, on which you have to have confidence.
A word like casting couch is also used a lot in the industry, so what should women do when something goes wrong with them?
Look, nobody in the industry forces you to harass. You are a victim of something of your own free will, that is a different matter. Today, if I want to shake hands with you, then only you can shake hands, you cannot force it. So it is your choice what to do. The second thing is that more than men, only one woman tries to bring women down the most. Which is very wrong. You walk by supporting each other.